President Donald Trump has a normal one. On Sunday morning he assassinated that the people behind Saturday night Live should be sued or prosecuted, which in justice to Trump is a mindset most Americans have had at one time or another. But most Americans are not president, and most Americans understand that whatever crimes were committed during the creation of "The Whiners", conversations were not one of them. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is president and does not seem to understand anything at all, which is how to get things like this tweet, the bouncy of another, unhealthy, heartless soliloquy from our homegrown Lear:
The immediate goal of Trump's ire was probably the cold show of the show where Alec Baldwin returned to take the challenging role of "A man so stupid he thinks you can sue people for" conscience "if they make significant jokes about you." He nailed it:
This is a huge improvement over last week's disaster, and not just because it was a pissed off by a man with nuclear weapons. Damon's triumphant return as a grin Brett Kavanaugh – the impression of the season – is really fun: Because there are no recent Kavanaugh developments for scary work in the manuscript, Damon can really lean into the calendered sentimental crybaby he played earlier in the year. And whether you find Robert De Nisi's lines particularly funny, he has not fluffed any of them, giving this week's sketch a specific advantage.
It must be said, though: The alternative reality, where Trump does not become president, does not seem so great. Lots of good things happen to the terrible people in Trump's inner circle while President Hillary Clinton puts Merrick Garland in the Supreme Court and the rest of us are waiting for climate change to drown us all. It's not Bedford Falls – it's hardly even Pottersville * – and if Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Eric Trump and Kellyanne Conway get richer and happier, we'd rather get fully automated Luxury Gay Space Communism out of the deal. (Just like Frank Capra always wanted.) On the basis of offers, the sketch pushes one of the most harmful ideas of immigration, disguised as an argument for immigration: The country must take asylum seekers because one of them can turn out to be really smart and successful in ways that benefit us personally. Ego Nwodim * plays the scientist who solves Trump's hair problems; Here's how Kenan Thompson introduces her:
This is a Muslim immigrant from Syria. She was allowed to come to America, and she discovered a permanent solution to hair loss.
In non-alternative reality contexts, this argument is usually made in relation to Steve Jobs (and not Operation Paperclip for any reason) but accepts in any form the prerequisite for merit-based immigration and reduces human dignity to something transactional. You should treat people humanly because you are also a person, not because in one day it can lead to the invention of a hair tone or mobile phone. It's twice for the team of transgender Navy SEALS, Thompson mentions, as the line appears in a dirt that hurts Mike Pence to close.
Still this is a Saturday Night Live sketch, not a political platform, and opening with the vintage Liberty Films logo puts a marker: The authors are more interested in making a parody than a manifesto. So let's compare the sketch with the original movie it's based on, the beloved christmas masterpiece. " It's a wonderful life : The Lost Ending" with the lead role Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz:
The writers did a good job of provoking the original work without simply duplicating it, which probably explains why both sketches received a similar receipt from the White House. The original was sent for the first time on December 20, 1986, and much like Trump, President Reagan could not leave it unanswered. According to the President's diary, he saw Star Trek IV in Camp David that evening, but the next day he ran into action and drove back to Washington by helicopter to land on White House lawn light and early at 2:28 pm. The diary tells the story of the hectic hours that followed:
2:30: The president and the first lady went to the second floor Residence.
7:00 PM: The President and First Lady had dinner in the survey.
10:30: The chairman retired.
The parallels of the Trump era cool.
Correction, December 16, 2018: This paragraph originally spelled Pintersville and Ego Nwodim's surname.